The other day, I saw Lysander Spooner referred to as a founder of libertarianism in America. Though it isn’t true, it is complimentary of a guy who is on my two favorite shirts and regularly featured in Links above. Who was he? Americans should know the abolitionist, post-office-startin’, non-violent, practicing deist:
Lysander Spooner (January 19, 1808 – May 14, 1887) was an American individualist anarchist, political philosopher, Deist, Unitarian abolitionist, supporter of the labor movement, legal theorist, and entrepreneur of the nineteenth century. He is also known for competing with the U.S. Post Office with his American Letter Mail Company, which was forced out of business by the United States government.
Read more, or head to Links and read some of his work!